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who determines? male or female *Momma2Boys* 2 kids; Kansas 3014 posts
12th Jan '12

Who does the twin trait come from? the male or female? or is it either or??

Turt McGurt™ Due November 4 (girl); 33 kids; Maryland 5476 posts
12th Jan '12

female. she releases more than one egg or her egg splits into two embryo

☆stumbleine ☆ 4 kids; Dildo, 12138 posts
12th Jan '12

Women. In my case it was just a fluke, I have identical twins. They just happen for no reason.

Mrs. Post-tato Head 4 kids; 1 angel baby; 6789 posts
12th Jan '12
Quoting Atlas Shrugged:" female. she releases more than one egg or her egg splits into two embryo"


:!: This.

*Momma2Boys* 2 kids; Kansas 3014 posts
12th Jan '12

Ok thats what I thought lol thanks ladies!

Amelia [27 wks] Due July 20 (boy); 4 angel babies; Tallahassee, Florida 14387 posts
12th Jan '12

Either parent can pass along the gene for hyperovulation.

Elizabeth (mountainbaby) 1 child; McLean, Virginia 18837 posts
12th Jan '12

If you're asking about twins running in families either parent can pass along the tendancy to hyperovulate (release more than one egg) to their daughter.
Identical twins are a freak of natural and are not a trait that gets passed along.

Lilly and Laya's momma 2 kids; 4 angel babies; Chesapeake, Virginia 7824 posts
12th Jan '12

The female however if the women bio dad twins run in his family the dad can pass the hyper ovulation factor onto his daughter. True Fact:wink:

Stacey89:) Due April 26 (girl); 2 kids; Portsmouth, United Kingdom 69 posts
12th Jan '12

non identicle is from the mummy as its two dif eggs released, identical can be either. it doesnt HAVE to run in families either!

Mama To Brooke Due September 6 (girl); 1 child; Dunfermline, United Kingdom 449 posts
12th Jan '12

Identical twins run on my side of the family. And it's always been the first born female of the older twin to birth the twins too. My Mums the oldest twin so apparently i'm next to birth them! This goes as far back as my Great x5 Grandmother. Don't know any from before then! Tbh, I think it's just coincidence. But it's the female that releases the eggs, and all this is from the female side of my family.

Amelia [27 wks] Due July 20 (boy); 4 angel babies; Tallahassee, Florida 14387 posts
12th Jan '12
Quoting Kelleh Cat:" Identical twins run on my side of the family. And it's always been the first born female of the older ... [snip!] ... I think it's just coincidence. But it's the female that releases the eggs, and all this is from the female side of my family."

It's just coincidence but a pretty astonishing one at that!

Stacey89:) Due April 26 (girl); 2 kids; Portsmouth, United Kingdom 69 posts
12th Jan '12
Quoting Kelleh Cat:" Identical twins run on my side of the family. And it's always been the first born female of the older ... [snip!] ... I think it's just coincidence. But it's the female that releases the eggs, and all this is from the female side of my family."


omg, thats so strange. good luck with that :)

Mama To Brooke Due September 6 (girl); 1 child; Dunfermline, United Kingdom 449 posts
12th Jan '12
Quoting Uh-milly'Yuh:" It's just coincidence but a pretty astonishing one at that!"


Tell me about it. But who am I to say the twins didn't get confused at birth and the other one is actually the older twin! If that makes sense.. Anywho, it was my Grandmas third pregnancy which produced the twins. So maybe i'll stick with just having this child, just in case lol

Ozzie & BamBam 17 kids; Houston, Texas 3906 posts
12th Jan '12
Quoting That1bitch#2!:" Who does the twin trait come from? the male or female? or is it either or??"

Twins is usually something that happens in a family. Yea the mother can release 2 eggs or her egg may make to babies but usually its because their were twins in the family once before. of course a geneologist told me that but i think its the mother. cause the fathers sperm doesnt split in 2 lol

......................... New York 483 posts
12th Jan '12
Quoting That1bitch#2!:" Who does the twin trait come from? the male or female? or is it either or??"


The female determines it for fraternal twins. It's just random if they're identical. However, that being said, the male can pass the increased chances of twins onto his daughter. He can also pass it to his son who will then pass it to his daughter. My great great grandmother had 4 sets of twins, including my great grandmother and her brother. There were no more twins until my mom had a set. So it skipped 2 generations and went to the 3rd.